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USPHL 15U Division Playoffs: Breaking Down The Field

By James Murphy and Joshua Boyd /, 02/22/20, 12:30AM EST


The 15U Playoffs take place at Merrimack College on Feb. 22-23. Here is a look at all the teams playing in the tournament. 


Pool A 


1. Palmyra Black Knights (22-3-1-0-0-1, 46 pts) 

-The Black Knights were 8-2-0 in their last 10 regular season games.


Top-scoring forward: William Hershey (6g, 20a, 26pts, 27gp)

Top-scoring defenseman: Kade Kohler (5g, 10a, 15pts, 27gp)

Top goaltender: Brayden Schoch (10-1-1-0-1, 1.38 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule:


Saturday: vs PAL Islanders (3-0-0); vs. Northern Cyclones (2-1-0)

Sunday: vs Islanders Hockey Club (2-1-0)



4.  Islanders Hockey Club (19-6-0-0, 38 pts)

-The Islanders were 6-4-0 in their last ten games of the regular season.


Top-scoring forward: Austin Kaminaris (26g, 35a, 61pts, 24gp) *Led league in points and assists

Top-scoring defenseman: Ryan Martino (4g, 9a, 13p, 17gp)

Top goaltender: Alex LaFreniere (14-3-0, 2.02 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule:

Saturday: vs Cyclones (2-0-0); vs P.A.L. Jr. Islanders (3-0-0)

Sunday: @ Palmyra Black Knights (0-3-0)


5. Northern Cyclones (17-11-0-0-2, 35 pts)

-The Cyclones were 6-3-0-1 in their last ten regular season games.


Top-scoring forward: Sonny Ouellette (11g, 23a, 34pts, 27gp)

Top-scoring defenseman: Brayden Grange (9g, 15a, 24pts, 26gp)

Top goaltender: Justin Bamberger (6-4-0-0-1, 2.97 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: vs. Islanders Hockey Club (1-2-0); vs Palmyra Black Knights (1-1-0)

Sunday: @PAL Islanders (3-0-0)


8. P.A.L. Islanders (6-15-3-0-0-1, 16pts) 

-The P.A.L. Jr. Islanders ride a two-game win streak into the playoffs


Top-scoring forward: Arthur Mirante (5g, 8a, 13p, 25gp)

Top-scoring defenseman: Ryan Pirro (2g, 7a, 9p, 25gp)

Top goaltender: Dylan Callahan (4-10-3-0, 4.93 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: vs. Palmyra Black Knights (0-3-0); vs. Islanders Hockey Club (0-2-0)

Sunday: vs. Cyclones Academy (0-3-0)



Pool B 

2. Philadelphia Hockey Club (21-5-0-1-1, 43 pts) 

- The Philadelphia Hockey Club went 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games.

- The Philadelphia Hockey Club are the defending USPHL 15U champions.


Top-scoring forward: Connor Reagan (18, 14, 32, 27)

Top-scoring defenseman: Louis McCarthy (6, 6, 12, 27gp)

Top goaltender: Zack McErlain (14-3-0-0-1, 2.30 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: vs. Jersey Hitmen (3-0); vs. Skipjacks (2-0-0-1)

Sunday: vs. Utica (2-1)



3. Utica Jr. Comets (21-4-1-0-0, 43 pts)

- Finished season on a 4-0 streak and went 7-3-0-0 in last 10 


Top-scoring forward: Jeremy Keyes (32g, 20a, 52pts, 23gp)

Top-scoring defenseman: Finnegan Wheeler (4g, 14a, 18pts, 24gp)

Top goaltender: Joseph Salvador (13-1-0-0-0, 1.63 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: vs. Skipjacks (3-0); vs. Hitmen (3-0)

Sunday: vs. Philadelphia (1-2)


6. Skipjacks Hockey Club (13-14-0-0-2, 28 pts)

- Went 3-0 and finished season on a 6-4 run.


Top-scoring forward: Trevor Risser (12g, 20a, 32pts, 29gp) 

Top-scoring defenseman: Ryan Ottey (1g, 5a, 6pts, 29gp)

Top goaltender: Jake Hitchner (9-6-0-0, 1.59 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: vs. Utica (0-0); vs. Philadelphia (1-0) 

Sunday: vs. Hitmen (1-1-1)



7. Jersey Hitmen (9-14-4-0-2, 20 pts)

- Went 5-4-1-0 in last 10 games of the regular season. 

Top-scoring forward: Jason Towindo (12g, 6a, 18pts, 27gp)

Top-scoring defenseman: Zachary Gold (9g, 4a, 13pts, 22gp)

Top goaltender: Immanuel Pantow (6-6-1-0, 3.77 GAA)


Round Robin Schedule: 

Saturday: Vs. Philadelphia (0-2-1); vs. Utica (0-3)

Sunday: Vs. Skipjacks (2-1)